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20.05.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Anti slavery activist in Mauritania freed from jail

Anti slavery activist in Mauritania freed from jail

Dear Reader, Eighteen months ago Biram Dah Abeid was arrested during a peaceful anti-slavery protest, imprisoned and sentenced to two years in a Mauritanian prison for “inciting hatred.” This week his second appeal hearing has FINALLY brought about justice. Biram has been freed, and the Walk Free Community has played a huge part in… »

12.05.2016 Inter Press Service

Kenyan refugee camp closures will have disastrous consequences

Kenyan refugee camp closures will have disastrous consequences

The Kenyan government’s decision to close its refugee camps will have disastrous consequences and must be reconsidered, international organisations have stated. At the end of last week, the Kenyan government announced that the “hosting of refugees has to come to an end”, citing economic, security and environmental concerns. Currently, Kenya hosts… »

02.04.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Seed storage in the tropics

Seed storage in the tropics

 Why seed storage is necessary Yearly production of grains, pulses, and vegetables depends on a reliable supply of quality seed. This is true for the farmer growing a crop to feed their family as well as for the agricultural worker evaluating and growing out seeds of a new crop species… »

29.03.2016 Tony Henderson

Warka Water as appropriate technology for desert regions

Warka Water as appropriate technology for desert regions

On March 18, 2016, Warka Water was announced as the winner of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) World Design Impact Prize. Warka Water had been voted in as one of three finalists. Arturo Vittori, from Italy, accepted the award on the night at WDC 2016 Design… »

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